impost

noun (1)
im·post | \ˈim-ˌpōst \

Definition of impost 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: something imposed or levied : tax

impost

noun (2)

Definition of impost (Entry 2 of 2)

: a block, capital, or molding from which an arch springs — see arch illustration

First Known Use of impost

Noun (1)

1568, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1664, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for impost

Noun (1)

Middle French, from Medieval Latin impositum, from Latin, neuter of impositus, past participle of imponere

Noun (2)

French imposte, ultimately from Latin impositus

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